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Roast Pork Strips

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A staple in the Chinese diet, Pork is the "steak" of China. Those little red pieces of pork in fried rice are chopped from roast pork strips. Although the marinade is simple enough, Brown bean sauce may be difficult to find. (you may substitute black bean sauce or hoisin sauce). You can also use this pork in stir-fried recipes, sliced pieces as an appetizer, or cut into small pieces and fried in tempura batter. (such as you might get in sweet and sour pork)
  Pork butt 2 Pound, cut into 1" diameter by 3"-4" long strips (Bigger Pieces Are Ok But My Need To Be Roasted A Little Longer)
  Chicken stock 2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Brown bean sauce/Black bean sauce / hoisin 2 Tablespoon
  Chinese rice wine/Sherry 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Red food coloring 1 Teaspoon

Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl and stir thoroughly. Make sure sugar and sauces are completely incorporated. Add the pork strips few at a time making sure each piece is covered in the marinade. When all have been added use a large spoon and stir from the bottom up rotating all the pork and distributing the marinade. Refrigerate covered for 6 hours minimum (over night is even better). Stir occasionally during the marinading process.
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Line several cookie sheets with aluminum foil and place cooking racks on top of each. Lay the pork pieces across the racks so they do not touch each other.
Roast them for 30 minutes and remove from the oven promptly. (longer if pieces are bigger)
Let them cool, package and refrigerate in zip-lock bags. They will keep for weeks, but they won't last that long.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Meaty, Rich
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
I'm sure you must have wondered what those little pieces of red colored pork are in your fried rice. Well it's no big secret, there's red food coloring in the marinade. Once you've made a batch of this delicious pork you'll find yourself making it often. Try to find pork butt (de-boned if possible) it makes a big difference. On the bone is very cheap, but a skillful knife is required to process it. Otherwise use boneless country style ribs.
Chinese Roast Pork

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 170 Calories from Fat 91

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.6%

Saturated Fat 3.6 g17.8%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 56.3 mg18.8%

Sodium 471.5 mg19.6%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.04 g0.18%

Sugars 2.8 g

Protein 16 g31.8%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0.27%

Calcium 1.5% Iron 5.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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